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, angela merkel, arrived at the white house on friday at a time of unprecedented german power. >> i don't -- this is a very important issue. it will be very important for us to bring the negotiations, very quickly to a close. >> since the economic crisis of 2009 five years ago, germany has been the driving force of the european union's economic policy. from the size, terms, and timing of bailouts for members to the depth and pace of european economic integration. on the eastern front, germany's caution and confronting russia has controlled the pace of eu and american sanctions. and tempered nato's response in the front line countries of poland and the baltics. close ties with china give germany a foothold in asia and beijing a line of influence through berlin. in fact, the increase in trade between china and germany particularly in german exports to china, has exceeded all expectations. germany is china's number one trade partner in the eu. and the top investment destination for german companies is china. based on this emerging economic between china and germany, quote, a special relati
angela merkel. you mentioned there was some testy briefs this weekend you. thought maybe there would be questions about that. there were two american reporters, two german reporters called on. the american reporters asked about the crisis in ukraine as well as the death penalty in the botched execution in oklahoma this week. big issues, but no doubt being front and center this week, you would have thought maybe somebody would have asked about it. it's a free country. they can choose to ask or not. but certainly there is a lot of people who have been wondering, you know, when the president is going to be asked about it more. he wasn't candidate about it today in the rose garden. >> big news. ed henry at the white house tonight, thank you, ed. >>> and while republicans continue to press for answers regarding the administration's massive cover-up of the benghazi cover-up, democrats now attempting to move away from the conversation and are doing so in some pretty insensitive ways. for starters, former nfc spokesman tommy vietor made headlines for his language. watch this. >> did you also
speak. all of this is happening as president obama and german chancellor angela merkel are set to hold a high-stakes meeting at the white house. and merkel may be key in finding a peace solution. she is one of the few people that many say has the ear of russian president vladimir putin. for more on this, this high-stakes meeting let's get to senior washington correspondent joe johns at the white house this morning. good morning, joe. >> president obama meets with german chancellor angela merkel at a critical time as both countries are trying to put more pressure on russian president vladimir putin to de-escalate tensions in ukraine. once again, the obama administration finds itself walking a foreign policy tightrope. no doubt they will discuss more economic sanctions on russia but at some point the real question is whether tightening the screws on a major trading partner ceases to be in the interest of the german government. >> joe, a bit of a turn. another problem, really one that's plagued the administration for quite some time now. i want to get your take on. new criticism coming at
journal" and unfortunately angela merkel is sending a message, "my top corporations don't want anymore involvement." >> i agree with fred, it's russian special operations. they're illegal and violating of the geneva agreement. but there are new sanctions that are potentially being prepared. i mean, i think the u.s. is looking at ratcheting it up to match what russia is doing there, but what we really want is for them to de-escalate the situation. >> but when you look at the record of sanctions, rick, through history, going all the way back to cuba and rhodesia and all these places, when they work, it takes a long, long time. >> i would argue putin is making fundamental errors that in the long run are detrimental to his country. the president has said there's no military solution to this so you have to look at alternatives. >> but you're being rational. assuming putin is rational. >> i don't think we should be irrational because he's irrational. >> no, but we have to find something rational to do. >> one of the problems with sanctions here is reports out this morning that russia is not
of the afghan population alright love german chancellor merkel is making her first visit to washington dc since two thousand eleven to the writing to the nation's capital today and will be meeting with president obama early tomorrow for a lunch meeting focused on economic issues. in the first meeting between the two leaders since the news broke last october at the nsa had been served a link. merkel's phone calls and email communications for her cell phone. there's no doubt that tension still exists between merkel and obama over the issue still is unlikely to carry any weight in our conversation to scott's this visit i was doing earlier by holder start. he's the senior washington correspondent for der spiegel and the terror of the new book the nsa complex for assassin to describe the tension surrounding the visit. as a deep disappointment on knuckles and not too much about the fact that she's been targeted. she sees this as a part of professional business it's the hope president obama handled this affair the summer when the first snow of the document scandal that sent a delegation to washington
>> woodruff: russian president vladimir putin today told german chancellor angela merkel that ukraine must remove its military from the country's southeastern region to resolve the showdown with pro-russian militants. this comes after the acting ukrainian president said his government's security forces had lost control of the area. james mates of independent television news reports from donetsk. >> reporter: they must have guessed what was coming. in a rare show of resistance, well-equipped, but clearly nervous, riot police decide to take a stand as a pro-russia may day march approaches. and in moments, it starts. sheer weight of numbers, driving the police back. first, they release some tear gas, but much too close to their own lines to be effective. then come stun grenades, thrown repeatedly into the crowd. it drove them back all right, but incited even greater fury. the police position was becoming completely untenable. they were forced back inside the building. this is the last official building, the last government office in donetsk that was still showing any loyalty to kiev. it is pa
merkel in this process? >> she is critical to any european response. there needs to be a transatlantic, response, and in fact, i would argue proactive steps not even just responding but on the european side of the relationship, germany is the key player. let me talk a little bit about the state department told us earlier this week, that there in juneson with the e.u., but you know, there are real erequests about whether or not germany and the united states and the e.u. are all together on this, what do you think. >> right. >> i think you have to look at it in difference pieces. in terms of the analysis, this is clear russian aggression against a neighbor, intervening militarily, we have exactly the same analysis. the difference is begin to come up is what do you do about it. the quite is willing to go down the road of very tough sanctions against them in order to create some pain on the russian economy. and putin directly to get him to want to change the policies. >> what else -- >> go ahead. >> with the union is not so sure about putting in place the tough sanctions. they feel a plow
is helping to make progress on trade and security available thompson berlin with chancellor angela merkel expected to discuss how they and other leaders of the group of seven nations can cooperate over
. that from republican john mccain. the big question is going to be whether european allies like angela merkel, the german chancellor, they say they're mathewing forward with their own sanctions. but they've said it before and they weren't tough sanctions. so the president when he gets back to washington tuesday night, within a couple of days, he'll be sitting down at the white house with merkel who will be in washington. ukraine, front and center here in asia and will be as soon as he gets back to washington. >> angela merkel, very much a key player there. ed, thank you very much for that report. we'll tell you more about the growing crisis in ukraine. the u.s. and other world powers standing together vowing to impose new sanctions on russia and its supporters in eastern ukraine, possibly as ed henry reported as soon as monday. this as secretary of state john kerry is urging his russian counterpart to help support an effort to free a group of military observers being held by pro-russian separatists in ukraine. leland is donetsk with more. >> it's been more than 24 hours since those internatio
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